Amy C. Schefler, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Areas Of Expertise

Ocular oncology Retinablastoma Choroidal melanoma
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Hosp
Residency , Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Hosp
Internship , LAC-Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
MD , Weill-Cornell Medical College
Publications

Histopathologic Analysis of Transvitreal Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Needle Tracts for Uveal Melanoma
Kim, RS, Chevez-Barrios, P, Bretana, ME, Wong, TP, Teh, BS & Schefler, AC 2017, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 174, pp. 9-16. DOI:

Early outcomes of uveal melanoma treated with intraoperative ultrasound guided brachytherapy using custom built plaques
Tann, AW, Teh, BS, Scarboro, SB, Lewis, GD, Bretana, ME, Croft, PC, Raizen, Y, Butler, EB, Kim, RS, Chevez-Barrios, P & Schefler, AC 2017, Practical Radiation Oncology. DOI:

Intraarterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma: History, technique, and update on outcomes
Kim, RS, Dannenbaum, MJ & Schefler, AC 2016, Retina Today, vol 2016July-August, pp. 65-70.

ENDOPHTHALMITIS AFTER INTRAVITREAL INJECTION: Role of Prophylactic Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics
Li, AL, Wykoff, CC, Wang, R, Chen, E, Benz, MS, Fish, RH, Wong, TP, Major, JC, Brown, DM, Schefler, AC, Kim, RY & OMalley, RE 2015, Retina. DOI:

Delayed-onset endophthalmitis associated with corneal suture infections
Henry, CR, Flynn, HW, Miller, D, Schefler, AC, Forster, RK & Alfonso, EC 2013, Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 1-6. DOI:

Extraocular extension of uveal melanoma after fine-needle aspiration, vitrectomy, and open biopsy
Schefler, AC, Gologorsky, D, Marr, BP, Shields, CL, Zeolite, I & Abramson, DH 2013, JAMA ophthalmology, vol 131, no. 9, pp. 1220-1224. DOI:

Mushroom-shaped secondary vasoproliferative tumor.
Ayres, B, Bretana, ME, Dubovy, S & Schefler, AC 2012, Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, vol 43 Online.

Angle involvement and glaucoma in patients with biopsy-proven iris melanoma: A response - Reply
Khan, S, Finger, PT, Yu, GP, Razzaq, L, Jager, MJ, De Keizer, RJW, Sandkull, P, Seregard, S, Gologorsky, D, Schefler, AC, Murray, TG, Kivelä, T, Giuliari, GP, McGowan, H, Simpson, ER, Corriveau, C, Coupland, SE & Damato, BE 2012, Archives of Ophthalmology, vol 130, no. 9, pp. 1230-1231. DOI:

Clinical and pathologic characteristics of biopsy-proven iris melanoma: A multicenter international study
Khan, S, Finger, PT, Yu, GP, Razzaq, L, Jager, MJ, De Keizer, RJW, Sandkull, P, Seregard, S, Gologorsky, D, Schefler, AC, Murray, TG, Kivelä, T, Giuliari, GP, McGowan, H, Simpson, ER, Corriveau, C, Coupland, SE & Damato, BE 2012, Archives of Ophthalmology, vol 130, no. 1, pp. 57-64. DOI:

Medulloepithelioma: Invasive versus noninvasive diagnostic methods and their impacts on outcome
Gologorsky, D, Schefler, AC, Williams, BK, Boutrid, H, Dubovy, SR & Murray, TG 2011, Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 33-36. DOI:

Irido-lenticular abscess as the initial sign of Candida albicans endogenous endophthalmitis.
Braich, PS, Chang, JS, Albini, TA & Schefler, AC 2011, Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, vol 42 Online.

Frequent prosthesis refitting to prevent implant exposure in patients with retinoblastoma
Williams, BK, Schefler, AC, Garonzik, SN, Gologorsky, D, Shi, W, Cavalcante, LL, Cavalcante, ML, Feuer, WJ & Murray, TG 2011, Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, vol 48, no. 4, pp. 238-246. DOI:

Regional and temporal differences in gene expression of LH BETAT AG retinoblastoma tumors
Houston, SK, Pina, Y, Clarke, J, Koru-Sengul, T, Scott, WK, Nathanson, L, Schefler, AC & Murray, TG 2011, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 52, no. 8, pp. 5359-5368. DOI:

Preoperative evaluation for patients with choroidal/ciliary body melanomas: What is necessary?
Wykoff, CC, Murray, TG, Markoe, AM, Feun, LG, Schefler, AC & Gayer, S 2011, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 151, no. 6, pp. 921-924. DOI:

Supraselective intra-arterial chemotherapy: Evaluation of treatment-related complications in advanced retinoblastoma
Vajzovic, LM, Murray, TG, Aziz-Sultan, MA, Schefler, AC, Wolfe, SQ, Hess, D, Fernandes, CE & Dubovy, SR 2011, Clinical Ophthalmology, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 171-176. DOI:

Novel retinoblastoma treatment avoids chemotherapy: The effect of optimally timed combination therapy with angiogenic and glycolytic inhibitors on LHBETATAG retinoblastoma tumors
Houston, SK, Piña, Y, Murray, TG, Boutrid, H, Cebulla, C, Schefler, AC, Shi, W, Celdran, M, Feuer, W, Merchan, J & Lampidis, TJ 2011, Clinical Ophthalmology, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 129-137.

Laser/light applications in ophthalmology: Posterior segment applications
Schefler, AC , Wykoff, CC & Murray, TG 2011, . in Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 435-446. DOI:

Required reduction in dose of chemotherapy for retinoblastoma due to down syndrome-associated chemosensitivity
Williams, BK, Cebulla, CM, Schefler, AC, Fernandes, CE, Gologorsky, D & Murray, TG 2010, Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, vol 4, no. 1, pp. 59-61. DOI:

Ophthalmic vasculature alterations following systemic chemotherapy and periocular Carboplatin treatment of advanced retinoblastoma.
Piña, Y, Boutrid, H, Murray, TG, Wolfe, SQ, Schefler, AC, Houston, SK, Moftakhar, R, Fernandes, CE, Reichbach, J, Aziz, HA, Markoe, AM & Aziz-Sultan, MA 2010, Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, vol 47 Online.

Clinicopathologic review of enucleated eyes after intra-arterial chemotherapy with melphalan for advanced retinoblastoma
Mutapcic Vajzovic, L, Murray, TG, Aziz-Sultan, MA, Schefler, AC, Fernandes, CE, Quintero Wolfe, SC, Hess, DJ & Dubovy, SR 2010, Archives of Ophthalmology, vol 128, no. 12, pp. 1619-1623. DOI: